Prince Charles fills in as TV weatherman
It wasn't the first place you'd expect to see Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, but Scottish audiences were treated to a weather report delivered with royal flair.PT3M10S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-1yg97 620 349 May 11, 2012
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have become weather presenters during a tour of BBC Scotland.
Charles and Camilla, known as the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay in Scotland, toured the Glasgow headquarters as the BBC marks its own diamond anniversary of 60 years of television broadcasting in the country.
They were shown the news studio by presenter Sally Magnusson and introduced to the BBC Scotland weather team.
Prince Charles reads the weather on the BBC. Photo: AFP
Charles was then invited to read a specially written weather bulletin with references to royal residences in Scotland.
He said: "It's an unsettled picture as we head towards the end of the week. This afternoon, it'll be cold, wet and windy across most of Scotland.
"There'll be snow for the higher ground of the Highlands and Aberdeenshire - the potential for a few flurries over Balmoral as the afternoon goes on."
After reading about the poor weather, Charles finished by saying: "Thank God it isn't a bank holiday".
Camilla then read the same forecast in the studio.
Weatherman Stav Danaos said he may have a new rival for his job.
He added: "They did a great job and were consummate professionals. The Prince even ended with his own pay-off line, which is always good."
The first televised event shown on BBC Scotland was the funeral of Charles' grandfather, King George VI, in 1952.
The Pacific Quay base opened on the banks of the River Clyde in 2007 and is the hub of the Reporting Scotland news program as well as the production base for Question Time and and some Panorama investigations.
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